Period
to 9 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for AWS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AWS over the 6 months to 9 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 10 21
Rank change year-on-year -3 +11 +15
Contract jobs citing AWS 624 815 556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.99% 11.49% 7.78%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.10% 41.84% 41.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 681 470
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £413 £425 £425
90th Percentile £688 £675 £669
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
City of London median hourly rate £52.00 £35.00 £24.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.57% +42.94% -
10th Percentile £26.70 £35.00 £23.11
90th Percentile £97.10 £35.00 £25.86
Central London median hourly rate £52.00 £35.00 £24.49
% change year-on-year +48.57% +42.94% -

AWS is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,944 1,948 1,324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 34.25% 27.47% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,514 1,584 1,058
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £660 £666 £638
Central London median daily rate £520 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -0.95% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 24
City of London median hourly rate £20.92 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.51% -2.78% -45.86%
10th Percentile £18.50 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £28.95 £23.75 £30.26
Central London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.76 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.03% -1.26% -42.86%

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing AWS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing AWS in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS in the City of London over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS in the City of London over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS within the City of London region over the 6 months to 9 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge -3 18 £538 -6.52% 1
Moorgate -8 13 £500 -9.09%
AWS
Central London

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing AWS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for AWS.

1 232 (37.18%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (34.46%) DevOps
3 211 (33.81%) Python
4 202 (32.37%) Azure
5 180 (28.85%) Kubernetes
6 173 (27.72%) Java
7 169 (27.08%) Docker
8 160 (25.64%) Microservices
9 141 (22.60%) GCP
10 112 (17.95%) JavaScript
11 111 (17.79%) Finance
12 108 (17.31%) TDD
13 105 (16.83%) SQL
14 104 (16.67%) Linux
15 103 (16.51%) Terraform
16 90 (14.42%) Google
17 89 (14.26%) Serverless
18 84 (13.46%) Jenkins
19 79 (12.66%) AWS Lambda
20 76 (12.18%) Scrum
21 75 (12.02%) Ansible
21 75 (12.02%) Node.js
22 70 (11.22%) Web Services
22 70 (11.22%) Software Engineering
23 69 (11.06%) Continuous Integration
24 61 (9.78%) Kafka
24 61 (9.78%) Apache Spark
25 60 (9.62%) Git (software)
26 59 (9.46%) Migration
27 58 (9.29%) PostgreSQL

AWS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 61 (9.78%) Apache Spark
2 32 (5.13%) Elasticsearch
3 30 (4.81%) Confluence
4 14 (2.24%) Apache
5 13 (2.08%) Tomcat
6 11 (1.76%) JBoss
7 9 (1.44%) Apache Airflow
7 9 (1.44%) Jetty
8 8 (1.28%) nginx
8 8 (1.28%) SharePoint
9 7 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (1.12%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.96%) Jupyter
10 6 (0.96%) SAS
11 5 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.64%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.32%) CMS
13 2 (0.32%) IIS
13 2 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.48%) InDesign
3 3 (0.48%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.48%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.32%) R3 Corda
2 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.16%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 202 (32.37%) Azure
2 141 (22.60%) GCP
3 89 (14.26%) Serverless
4 79 (12.66%) AWS Lambda
5 56 (8.97%) Amazon S3
6 47 (7.53%) Amazon EC2
7 37 (5.93%) AWS CloudFormation
8 34 (5.45%) GitHub
9 24 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
10 22 (3.53%) Amazon SQS
11 20 (3.21%) SaaS
12 19 (3.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 18 (2.88%) Office 365
14 16 (2.56%) Route 53
15 15 (2.40%) Amazon Kinesis
16 14 (2.24%) PaaS
17 13 (2.08%) Amazon EMR
18 11 (1.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 11 (1.76%) AWS CodePipeline
18 11 (1.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.53%) VPN
2 19 (3.04%) Firewall
3 12 (1.92%) Internet
3 12 (1.92%) WAN
4 11 (1.76%) LAN
5 10 (1.60%) DNS
5 10 (1.60%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.44%) Network Security
7 5 (0.80%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.64%) HTTP
8 4 (0.64%) MPLS
8 4 (0.64%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.48%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.48%) VLAN
9 3 (0.48%) VoIP
9 3 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.48%) Wireless
10 2 (0.32%) FTP
10 2 (0.32%) PBX
10 2 (0.32%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (9.29%) PostgreSQL
2 55 (8.81%) Big Data
3 54 (8.65%) MongoDB
4 49 (7.85%) Hadoop
5 46 (7.37%) NoSQL
6 41 (6.57%) MySQL
7 36 (5.77%) SQL Server
8 29 (4.65%) Relational Database
9 28 (4.49%) Amazon Redshift
10 25 (4.01%) Amazon RDS
11 24 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
12 23 (3.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 22 (3.53%) Apache Hive
14 18 (2.88%) BigQuery
15 16 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
16 15 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 13 (2.08%) Data Lake
18 12 (1.92%) Amazon Athena
19 11 (1.76%) Neo4j
20 10 (1.60%) Redis
Development Applications
1 84 (13.46%) Jenkins
2 60 (9.62%) Git (software)
3 48 (7.69%) JIRA
4 23 (3.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 23 (3.69%) CircleCI
5 16 (2.56%) webpack
6 14 (2.24%) TeamCity
7 12 (1.92%) Selenium
7 12 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
7 12 (1.92%) Travis CI
8 11 (1.76%) Cucumber
9 10 (1.60%) Babel
9 10 (1.60%) Maven
10 8 (1.28%) GitLab
10 8 (1.28%) gulp
11 7 (1.12%) Grunt
11 7 (1.12%) IntelliJ
11 7 (1.12%) Mocha
12 6 (0.96%) Gradle
12 6 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 111 (17.79%) Finance
2 49 (7.85%) Banking
3 16 (2.56%) Public Sector
4 13 (2.08%) Law
5 12 (1.92%) Marketing
5 12 (1.92%) Retail
6 9 (1.44%) Publishing
7 8 (1.28%) Advertising
8 7 (1.12%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.80%) Front Office
10 4 (0.64%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.32%) Back Office
11 2 (0.32%) Billing
11 2 (0.32%) Games
11 2 (0.32%) Legal
11 2 (0.32%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.16%) International Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Local Government
12 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 209 (33.49%) Developer
2 101 (16.19%) DevOps Engineer
3 71 (11.38%) Architect
4 62 (9.94%) Java Developer
5 56 (8.97%) AWS Engineer
6 52 (8.33%) Data Engineer
7 43 (6.89%) AWS DevOps
8 39 (6.25%) Python Developer
9 37 (5.93%) AWS Developer
10 35 (5.61%) Senior Developer
11 34 (5.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 27 (4.33%) Python Engineer
13 24 (3.85%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 22 (3.53%) Full Stack Developer
15 20 (3.21%) Cloud Engineer
15 20 (3.21%) React Developer
16 19 (3.04%) .NET Developer
16 19 (3.04%) AWS Architect
17 17 (2.72%) Cloud Architect
17 17 (2.72%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (12.02%) Node.js
2 70 (11.22%) Web Services
3 61 (9.78%) Kafka
4 57 (9.13%) React
5 56 (8.97%) Spring
6 51 (8.17%) AngularJS
7 48 (7.69%) REST
8 47 (7.53%) .NET
8 47 (7.53%) Spring Boot
9 40 (6.41%) CSS
10 38 (6.09%) RESTful
11 37 (5.93%) HTML
12 25 (4.01%) JSON
13 21 (3.37%) Redux
13 21 (3.37%) Vue.js
14 16 (2.56%) RabbitMQ
15 15 (2.40%) Lambda Expressions
16 14 (2.24%) HTML5
17 13 (2.08%) .NET Core
17 13 (2.08%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.85%) Greenfield Project
2 29 (4.65%) Public Cloud
3 21 (3.37%) Algorithms
4 20 (3.21%) Data Centre
5 19 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (2.88%) Cloud Native
7 15 (2.40%) Data Structures
8 10 (1.60%) User Experience
9 9 (1.44%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.28%) PKI
11 7 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.80%) Enterprise Cloud
13 4 (0.64%) Fibre Optics
13 4 (0.64%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.64%) Replication
14 3 (0.48%) Analytical Mindset
14 3 (0.48%) Derivative
14 3 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.48%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 104 (16.67%) Linux
2 34 (5.45%) Windows
3 24 (3.85%) Unix
4 14 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.28%) Android
5 8 (1.28%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.28%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.96%) Debian
7 5 (0.80%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.64%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.64%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.48%) CentOS
10 2 (0.32%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.32%) VMS
11 1 (0.16%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.16%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (37.18%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (34.46%) DevOps
3 160 (25.64%) Microservices
4 108 (17.31%) TDD
5 76 (12.18%) Scrum
6 70 (11.22%) Software Engineering
7 69 (11.06%) Continuous Integration
8 59 (9.46%) Migration
9 51 (8.17%) Open Source
10 49 (7.85%) BDD
10 49 (7.85%) Test Automation
11 42 (6.73%) Continuous Delivery
11 42 (6.73%) Pair Programming
12 41 (6.57%) Data Science
12 41 (6.57%) Infrastructure as Code
13 40 (6.41%) Analytics
13 40 (6.41%) ETL
14 39 (6.25%) Configuration Management
15 36 (5.77%) Fintech
15 36 (5.77%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 211 (33.81%) Python
2 173 (27.72%) Java
3 112 (17.95%) JavaScript
4 105 (16.83%) SQL
5 56 (8.97%) Ruby
6 50 (8.01%) C#
7 49 (7.85%) Scala
8 48 (7.69%) Go
9 37 (5.93%) Bash Shell
10 26 (4.17%) Java 8
11 25 (4.01%) ES6
12 24 (3.85%) PowerShell
13 23 (3.69%) TypeScript
14 20 (3.21%) Perl
15 16 (2.56%) PHP
16 11 (1.76%) Apex Code
16 11 (1.76%) C++
17 9 (1.44%) R
18 8 (1.28%) Groovy
19 7 (1.12%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 46 (7.37%) Security Cleared
2 30 (4.81%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.49%) Degree
4 22 (3.53%) AWS Certification
5 10 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.44%) RHCE
7 7 (1.12%) CISSP
8 6 (0.96%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.80%) PhD
10 4 (0.64%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.48%) OSCP
11 3 (0.48%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.32%) CCIE
12 2 (0.32%) CHECK Team Member
12 2 (0.32%) CREST Certified
12 2 (0.32%) ISEB
12 2 (0.32%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.32%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.88%) QA
2 8 (1.28%) NIST
3 5 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.64%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.64%) GDPR
4 4 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (0.48%) NCSC
5 3 (0.48%) SLA
6 2 (0.32%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 169 (27.08%) Docker
2 19 (3.04%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.64%) HDFS
4 4 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.32%) Varnish
6 2 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.32%) vSphere
6 2 (0.32%) XenApp
7 1 (0.16%) Firmware
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.16%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 180 (28.85%) Kubernetes
2 103 (16.51%) Terraform
3 75 (12.02%) Ansible
4 50 (8.01%) Opscode Chef
5 45 (7.21%) Puppet
6 11 (1.76%) Prometheus
7 10 (1.60%) Docker Swarm
8 9 (1.44%) SCCM
8 9 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (1.44%) Suricata
9 7 (1.12%) Cobbler
10 6 (0.96%) Grafana
10 6 (0.96%) Istio
10 6 (0.96%) Kibana
10 6 (0.96%) Packer
10 6 (0.96%) Rancher
11 5 (0.80%) Salt
12 4 (0.64%) Graphite
12 4 (0.64%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.48%) logstash
Vendors
1 90 (14.42%) Google
2 44 (7.05%) Microsoft
3 23 (3.69%) Splunk
4 18 (2.88%) Oracle
4 18 (2.88%) Red Hat
4 18 (2.88%) VMware
5 16 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (2.08%) Cisco
7 12 (1.92%) New Relic
8 11 (1.76%) ServiceNow
9 10 (1.60%) Qualys
10 9 (1.44%) Cloudera
11 8 (1.28%) Citrix
12 7 (1.12%) SaltStack
12 7 (1.12%) Tableau
13 6 (0.96%) Adobe
13 6 (0.96%) Facebook
13 6 (0.96%) MuleSoft
13 6 (0.96%) Sybase
14 5 (0.80%) Palo Alto